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An Intro to Ifugao Through Their Native Food Products

Slight change of venue, afoodionados …

As we meet a couple of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) from Ifugao, halfway in La Trinidad, at a DTI Ifugao first – a food tasting event showcasing a couple treats that can be had when you’re in Ifugao (“,) … But fret not, as I will also provide the MSMEs’ contact details here so we can place our orders and in the process, help them break out in the national market.

1.) Wines and Spirits

(Fun way to start an event, ei? With spiked libations. We didn’t even get our seats warm yet and we’re getting in the shots. *teeheeheehee)

X getting a shot of tapuy at the DTI Ifugao food tasting 2018

Cheers! =D

Os-os Farm Products tapuy and ginger ale

Dr. Gemma A. Dimog – Agribusiness Manager

0905 767 2439

Ifugao Os-os Farm Products tapey 2018

Tapey. Ah, the sweet, sweet tapey of Ifugao.

 

Ifugao Os-os Farm Products ginger ale 2018

Ginger ale with lemon grass ^^,

2.) Kiangan Ifugao Pinunnog

(How about some pulutan with that? And these sausages do pack it all in. Full of meat pieces, one can easily forget it’s a blood sausage. =D That’s the Ifugao style, we’re told. I understand that Anidu Cordilleran Bistro gets their pinuneg from Ms. Florence. It’s on the menu as a pinunug breakfast meal. Aha, that explains it. We did have that when we visited this resto and Race was saying how it was like kiniing made into a sausage.)

Ms. Florence Tillay

0936 556 3447

Kiangan Ifugao pinuneg by Ms. Florence Tillay 2018

Ifugao pinuneg by Ms. Florence Tillay (“,)

3.) Condiments and Sauces

(Just in case you want to add a little kick to your meal. Brace yourself for the heat!)

Os-os Farm Products chili garlic

Dr. Gemma A. Dimog – Agribusiness Manager

0905 767 2439

Ifugao Os-os Farm Products 2018 chili garlic

Chili garlic

Sherlene’s Enterprises garlic sauce and chili sauce

Ms. Sherlene

0936 401 0858

(And boy, do they mean business with these -Os-os chili garlic and Sherlene’s sauces. We got to take home Ms. Sherlene’s “bravery elixirs” and looks like it’s going to last us a long, long, looong time because even the sili lovers in our house can just take a few drops of the potent, potent oil per meal. “Met you your match.” ~ Oracle, The 13th Warrior =b)

Ifugao Sherlene's Enterprises garlic sauce and chili sauce 2018

Garlic sauce and chili garlic sauce. The sauces that will last a lifetime! *hihi

4.) Chips

(Dessert/snack anyone? *crunch crunch)

Annie Jean Food Products: Taro chips, fried camote chips and potato chips

Ms. Annie Jean

0935 720 0459

Ifugao Annie Jean Chips 2018 taro chips, fried camote chips and potato chips

Chips, chips and more chips.

 

The presenters at the DTI Ifugao food tasting 2018

Our enthusiastic presenters at the DTI Ifugao food tasting event =)

5.) Coffee

(Would you like something to drink with that? ^^, Though Ifugao is known for their Robusta beans, they’re trying to up their game by creating a wide variety of bean mixes to make some of the most aromatic and intense flavor coffee.\m/)

Hojap Kesi’Melan blend coffee

Contact person: Shirley U. Tagtag

0935 018 4126

shirleytagtag@yahoo.com

0917 562 4738

mpchojap@yahoo.com

Haliap, Asipulo, Ifugao

Ifugao Hojap Kesi'melan Blend coffee 2018

Ifugao Hojap Kesi'melan Blend coffee 2018

Ifugao Kape

Contact person: Bishop Valentin C. Dimoc

0918 694 0240

(also available at Mountain Grown Natural Foods, Porta Vaga rooftop =) )

Ifugao Kape coffee 2018

Kels Kofi

Waylon Ralph D. Aclibon

0997 213 4639

wayralph13@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Kels-Kofi-177460779620600/

(Now available at The Cordillera Treasures Pasalubong Center located on Leonard Wood Road, a few steps from Ummason Korean Restaurant.)

Ifugao Kels Kofi coffee 2018

Ifugao Kels Kofi coffee 2018

Os-os Farm Products coffee

Dr. Gemma A. Dimog – Agribusiness Manager

0905 767 2439

Ifugao Os-os Farm Products coffee 2018

6.) Sweetener

Katuguwan Center of the Kataguwan Muscovado Processors Association muscovado sugar

Ifugao Katuguwan Center of the Kataguwan Muscovado Processors Association 2018 muscovado sugar

Muscovado sugar

I mentioned at the beginning of this post, the wines, the chili sauces, the chips and the coffee can easily be yours when you’re in Ifugao. If you contact the numbers provided under each MSME name though, you can always bring the best of Ifugao to your home, or to your resto/cafe.

DTI Ifugao food tasting 2018

Just like any trip we’ve taken, there’s pasalubong. Weee! Thank you so much to all who participated at the DTI event for the parting gifts. I have something to share with my foodie lovies so they’d get a taste of Ifugao (even before we actually physically visit) as well. Can’t wait to actually be in Ifugao one of these days. We’re so grateful you came to La Trinidad to show us your products. More power to you all!

DTI Ifugao food tasting 2018

***Thank you, Sir Raffel for inviting X+1 to Avong nen Romy to partake in this fun (and tastebud opening *hihi) foodievent.

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11 responses to “An Intro to Ifugao Through Their Native Food Products”

  1. Tess says :

    It is very good that DTI Ifugao sponsors events like this to give exposure to MSMEs. IT’s also very good they thought of hosting the event in Baguio and La Trinidad and inviting people like you.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Tess! So honored really to witness DTI Ifugao’s first of events like these putting the spotlight on MSMEs and their fabulous products. At the moment, I’m still thinking of those scrumptious eats and drinks like the Os-os ginger ale, Ms. Tillay’s blood sausage. (Race is taking things slowly with the coffee parting gifts, making them last the longest time possible. *hihi)

      Happy you enjoyed this Ifugao food products feature! I hope you’re having a great food adventure! (“,)

  2. Alysa says :

    It looks like DTI Ifugao planned a great foodievent. I can’t live without coffee and I think I will give the Ifugao coffees a try. The ones avaialble here already. Kels and Ifugao Kape. Tnx for your very informative blog

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Alysa! Yes, it really was one of those memorable foodievents. Ah, you’re a coffee lover! I hope you enjoy Kels Kofi and Ifugao Kape!

      Thank you so much for the support! (“,) All the best for your food quest and coffee quest! *hihi

  3. Candy says :

    I’m very intrigued with Avong nen Romy the venue for the event. Where in La Trinidad, Xine? It is funny that you started the event with shots of tapuy and ginger ale. So which of the two did you like best? 🙂

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Candy! Main landmark to Avong nen Romy is Pyramid Memorial Park in Wangal. From there, you take main road going straight. Avong nen Romy signs abound to guide you.

      As for the shots we got to start the DTI Ifugao event with, my vote goes to Os-os Farm Products’ ginger ale with lemon grass.

      Thanks for reading this feature on some of Ifugao’s product offering. Happy Baguio food tripping! (“,)

  4. Jeanette says :

    They dont sell their products in Baguio yet? How will they send order to me if I order?

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Jeanette! The MSME guests from Ifugao did say they could use their bus lines to get our orders here. I’m sure we could iron out the kinks conversing with whoever we place our orders from. Hope this helps.

      Thanks for visiting Find Good Baguio foods! Happy eatsplorations! (“,)

  5. DAN says :

    Many coffee products from Ifugao. Which has the strongest flavor? I like strong coffee.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, DAN! Out of the Ifugao coffees we tried shots off at the DTI Ifugao sponsored event, Race says, the Hojap Kesi’Melan coffees had the strongest flavor.

      Thanks for dropping by! I hope you enjoy your coffee order! (“,) (Also, fingers crossed, they start selling here so their products are even more accessible *hihi)

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